City of Edmonton Community & Recreation Facilities

Heritage Gardens - Heritage Gardener - Ongoing

Are you a passionate gardener interested in sharing your skills, meeting new people and connecting to Edmonton’s rich history through nature? Cultivate your passion as a Heritage Garden Volunteer at Fort Edmonton Park.

Fort Edmonton Park boasts 158 acres of beautiful parkland with gardens representing our diverse heritage in four distinct eras. The gardens are historically accurate and include the new Indigenous Peoples Experience, the Fort garden, which is representative of the period between 1795 and 1846, as well as kitchen, medicinal, herb and ornamental gardens throughout 1885 Street, 1905 Street and 1920 Street. 

Horticultural experience/education required; Must have ability to lift/haul heavy items, kneel for long periods, dig and perform other physical tasks as required.

 This volunteer position is a commitment for approximately 5 months (May to September) with a minimum commitment of 40 hours. Time commitment can be flexible. The position may be renewed annually up to 5 years. May apply as a family unit or an individual, must be over 18 yrs to volunteer independently. By signing up, you are indicating an interest in meeting with our gardening team for an informal interview. 

We will be in touch to complete your sign up in early April. Thank you for your patience in the meantime! 

Want to learn more? Join us January 27th at 7pm for a virtual Information Session.

Qualifications Required

  • Age Requirement Must be 18 years or older
  • Attend a New Volunteer Orientation Session Must be Must Attend
  • Branch Volunteer Orientation Must be Must attend
  • Covid Safety Training Must be Complete
  • Interview required Must be Required
  • References Required Must be Required
  • Security Clearance Must be at least Basic Police Check

Schedule Summary

This activity occurs between Friday, April 01, 2016 and Tuesday, September 30, 2025

Mission Statement

Connecting generations to Edmonton's dynamic history through fun, unique, and immersive experiences.